Bringing farmers' options to farmers' fields in the East Africa Highlands
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Amede, T. 2012. Bringing farmers' options to farmers' fields in the East Africa Highlands. Video. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/16918
Internet URL: http://youtu.be/7bOrMgFZ8-s
In this video interview, Tilahun Amede of ILRI and IWMI introduces a new book 'Integrated natural resource management in the highlands of East Africa.' The book captures learning by farmers and researchers on NRM research - how to do it; what institutional mechanisms and arrangements are needed for NRM to work for farmers. He emphasizes that NRM, including watershed management goes beyond hydrological boundaries - the social boundaries and networks around specific landscapes are the important ones. Further, farmers need to be brought into planning and decisions by researchers and policy makers. The evidence the book reports on was 'generated with farmers' ... so the researchers were actually bringing farmers' options to farmers' fields. More information on the book is at http://nilebdc.org/2012/01/04/integrated-natural-resource-management-in-the-highlands-of-eastern-africa